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4. Prepare for slip-ups

Here's one person's list of barriers to taking a brisk 30-minute walk every day, along with some possible solutions:

Barriers

Solutions

I might be too busy.

  • My backup plan will be to break my usual 30-minute walk into two 15-minute walks or three 10-minute walks.

I might get bored.

  • I'll listen to music or a podcast while I walk.
  • I'll get my neighbor to walk with me.

It might rain.

  • My backup plan will be to use an exercise DVD or a treadmill in front of my TV when the weather's bad.

5. Get support

You can use a personal action plan to write down your goals and organize your support system.

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